## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{2}{3}\gt\frac{7}{12}$
$\frac{2}{3}$, $\frac{7}{12}$ to compare two fractions lets have common denominator. 3 & 12 has least common multiple as 12. So multiply $\frac{2}{3}$ with 4 in numerator and denominator. $\frac{2\times4}{3\times4}$ = $\frac{8}{12}$ Now, $\frac{8}{12}\gt\frac{7}{12}$ (numerator of first fraction is greater then second) = $\frac{2}{3}\gt\frac{7}{12}$